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6th Month of Pregnancy
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Eye brows are forming now and the lanugo darkens in color. Your baby is moving and practicing breathing for when he or she will be born. The practice contractions that you may or may not notice don’t bother your baby one bit. Your baby may or may not be head down, because of the amniotic fluid your baby can move all around still.

Your baby is also depositing brown fat. The brown fat will help him or her regulate body temperature at birth. This brown fat will continue to be laid down until birth.

S/he weighs in at 1 lb 5 ounces (595 grams) and 30 cms or 11.8 inches total length. A few babies are born this early. They do have some chance of survival depending on many factors.

Did you decide to find out the sex of your baby? If so you may already know it this point or will find out soon. If you've decided to find out, have you decided how to share the good news with others? Will you be doing a gender reveal party? These can keep you mentally entertained during the next month. You should also make sure that you've secured a spot in your childbirth class and found a doula or at least begin interviewing.

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